Ellsworth Kelly Photographs at Matthew Marks Gallery

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Ellsworth Kelly Photographs, the next exhibition in his gallery at 523 West 24th Street. Featuring over forty gelatin silver prints of photos taken between 1950 and 1982, this exhibition is the first ever devoted to Kelly’s photography. Kelly finished preparing the prints and planning the exhibition shortly before his death, on December 27, at the age of ninety-two.
Ellsworth Kelly is credited with inventing a new kind of painting, one inspired by nature and chance compositions encountered in the world. This artistic breakthrough took place in the late 1940s, while he was living in France: “Everywhere I looked, everything I saw became something to be made, and it had to be made exactly as it was, with nothing added. It was a new freedom; there was no longer the need to compose.”


Opening Thursday, February 25, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Start Date

February 26, 2016

End Date

April 30, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 W. 24th St, New York, NY

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